[eBook] 10 Tips when installing compressed air flow meters

Compressed air thermal mass flow meters are great tools to monitor and manage your energy consumption. They can detect leakages much faster than a pressure sensor, they can be used for cost allocation and they can be used for efficiency monitoring and maintenance management. However, it is important to know how to install them correctly. In this FAQ we will give you some expert tips on how to get the most out of your flow meter.

1. Select the right type flow meter for your application

Is the air wet or dry? Is an In-line or probe style best for your application? Select the right technology and type to match your situation. This can be done by using our online tool VPCalculator, or by checking with the tables in our brochures. Good practise is to plan for the normal (average) flow to be 50% to 75% of the meter’s full range. We do not recommend using a flow meter at < 10% of its full flow range. Whenever possible, select a flow meter that will operate near its midrange specification.

2. Make sure the air quality matches the flow meter

Regardless of type, any flow meter is sensitive to pollutants in the air. For example, sticky particles can adhere to a thermal mass flow meter and small abrasive particles can wear away the sensor surface over time. We recommend placing…